Coolangatta is your alternative to the bustling and sometimes overcrowded Surfers Paradise. Located on the Gold Coast, it features plenty of great treats to families, especially to the children, since there are several theme and natural parks. It is also the sight of the popular Coolangatta arts and crafts market.

What the Market Is About

Every second Sunday of the month for the entire year, hundreds of people head to Marine Parade located in Queen Elizabeth Park. There more than a hundred sellers display a variety of goods. It’s common to find ceramics, artworks, furniture and fixture, and other kinds of arts and crafts in the area. There are also some who offer gourmet food as well as jams, preserves, cookies, and candies. The market is open at 8 in the morning and closes at 2:30 You may want to take note of the weather, though, as the market is not open if it gets really rainy.

What to Do

The market is where you can find the best items at cheap prices. Nevertheless, you are still entitled to haggle, and plenty of sellers will be open to price negotiations. Who knows, you may get something at several percentages lower than the market price? It’s also wise if you can hop from one shop to another before you settle in one souvenir.

Since the market closes early, you will have more time for other activities. You can settle at the park, where there are plenty of shades and trees. You can spend a quiet time with your family or play sports such as soccer or Frisbee. At the other side is the beach front. There are rental booths, where you can borrow flippers, snorkels, and diving gear at affordable costs.

You can bring your kids to the different theme parks within the area. You have DreamWorld, where all of you can ride the massive and thrilling roller coaster. SeaWorld hosts a number of live performances of marine creatures such as the dolphins, while you can definitely get wet and wild riding on water slides, swimming on pools, and dining on the in-house cafes at WaterWorld.

The market attracts several people, from transients to long-term visitors. If you’re planning on visiting the Gold Coast for your next holiday be sure to include this in your activity schedule. To find Gold Coast holiday accommodation, make use of our database during your search. You will find dozens of apartments, which are ideal if you’re planning to stay longer, and resorts for a more stylish Gold Coast holiday.